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ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH: Bring together many of the biggest names in food (Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Ming Tsai), wine (Danny Meyer, Brian Duncan) and drink (Tony Abou-Ganim) and have them set up shop in one of the country's most glamorous vacation towns (Aspen, CO) and the result is the 2008 edition of Food & Wine magazine's Classic at Aspen. For the general public, the event, set for June 13-15, provides an intimate setting in which they can learn from and interact with high-profile food world stars, courtesy of an extensive list of seminars. Options this year include demos from David Chang (“Whole Hog: Belly, Buns and Butt!”) and Masaharu Morimoto (“Secrets to Japanese Cooking”) and lectures by wine wizards Michael Bonadies (“What's Hot from Washington State”) and Mark Oldman (“Rosé Renaissance”). For operators, the American Express Restaurant Trade program provides up-to-the-minute trend information. Cost is $1,150, but the $3,000 “Green Pass” gets you into exclusive evening events, plus a trip through the “VIP Gifting Suite.” For more information, go to www.foodandwine.com [3] or call 877-900-9463.